Thursday, January 26, 2006

Well done Nicholas Negroponte

U.N. Lends Backing to the $100 Laptop

DAVOS, Switzerland - The United Nations on Thursday lent its support to a project which aims to ship inexpensive, hand-cranked laptops to school-aged children worldwide.

Kemal Dervis, head of the U.N. Development Program, will sign a memorandum of understanding Saturday with Nicholas Negroponte, chairman of One Laptop per Child, on the $100 laptop project, at the World Economic Forum's annual meeting.

Glorious news. This will open up technology development in ways no one can predict. It will also have an impact on other aspects of development in these countries.

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